WHAT IS THE MAKER FAIRE?
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.
Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.
The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2016 celebrated its eleventh annual show with some 1300 makers and 150,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in five years to 900+ makers and 95,000 attendees. Forty larger scale Maker Faires occur in cities around the world—Detroit, Atlanta, Berlin, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, and Shenzhen to name a few— and over 150 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced in the United States and in 37 other countries around the world.
MAKER FAIRE CAIRO
On the 8th of April, In collaboration with the Information Resource Center, US Embassy and our partners and after the one-year life changing experience of organizing Cairo Mini Maker Faire, this year Fab Lab Egypt is organizing the biggest event to ever hit the maker community in Egypt and the Arab World where Geeks, Artists, Engineers, Craftsmen, Entrepreneurs and more came from all over the region to show, learn and discover awesome new things and ideas. The aim of Maker Faire Cairo is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community through workshops, sessions, projects, exhibitions, performances and more…
ABOUT MAKE MAGAZINE
Make: is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects. Make: unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. Make: celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will. Download a free issue here.
Besides the magazine and the faire, Make: is:
a vital online stream of news and projects, blog.makezine.com;
a retail outlet for kits and books, the Maker Shed;
a steady stream of fun and instruction via our YouTube channel;
Make: Projects, a library of projects with step-by-step instruction;
a publisher of best-in-category titles via Make: Books, including introductions to electronics, Raspberry Pi, 3D printing, Arduino and more.